Image via Architectural Digest
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, you might find yourself surrounded by coworkers in kelly green sweaters and friends throwing back emerald-tinted Budweisers. Luckily not all green usage is a faux pas though, especially when it comes to your home. Green makes a statement, and when deployed correctly, that statement can be chic and eclectic.
So banish those images of shamrock vests and shamrock shakes and instead envision fiddle leaf figs, olive velvet sofas, sage walls and more.
Make a Splash
The tiled backsplash paired with copper accents in this kitchen makes us green with envy. And as if that weren’t enough, the green patterned floor and potted plants make the room even more dynamic and homey.
Don’t shy away from green seating. Sectionals get a bad rap for their suburban drudgery, but when upholstered in a bold emerald velvet, they can take a luxurious turn. Throw pillows with leafy prints will also bring lush life into a living room.
Green With Subtlety
As such a bold color, a few tasteful green elements in a room can pack quite the punch, especially in an otherwise neutral space. Green chairs with white walls make a striking impact while maintaining an air of sophistication.
Stackin’ Your Paper
Wallpaper can be scary, but when done right, it can be uniquely stylish. Just check out the watercolor wallpaper in this boho bedroom. Nothing says “I am a confident, strong-willed woman!” like a banana leaf wallpapered bathroom, and that’s a fact.
Go Green or Go Home
While there’s a time and a place for subtlety, sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and go for the gusto. The commitment to bamboo-leaf green in this kitchen is impressive, and the cabinets’ glossy finish adds a radiant lacquer. In this living room, the only thing worthy of that fantastic indoor wrought-iron spiral staircase is an accompanying green wall and built-in shelving unit, which are mellowed ever-so-slightly by the space’s earthy brown accents.
Who needs green paint when a wall covered in ivy will do the trick? Interior foliage has crept back in style recently, and not in that obnoxious invasive-species-kind-of-way. The urban jungle motif brings the outdoors in, whether delicately on a white brick bedroom wall, or in a more dominant fashion.
Sunny Side Up
A sunroom sanctuary is the perfect place to flex your green thumb. A combination of living greenery and inanimate decor will create the ultimate escape for peace and happiness to flourish.